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Unemployment Benefits Set to Rise in New York Next Month

09.18.14 | Bill Price

The benefits will increase to a maximum of $420 a week, from $405 a week, on October 6th. The minimum rate will rise from $64 to to $100. Governor Cuomo announced the new rates as part of the unemployment insurance reforms he and the state ...

Contention Over Proposed Union Casino

09.18.14 | Bill Price

A proposed Las Vegas style casino in New York near Binghamton brought out crowds last night at a public hearing. Supporters of the proposal say it'll bring significant income to the community. But those against argue that the small town of Union ...

Vote for Phaldelphia School Funding Delayed

09.18.14 |

A Pennsylvania state House vote on a bill that is designed to provide crucial revenue for cash-strapped Philadelphia public schools is being postponed a few more days. House Republican leaders put off a vote Wednesday and said it's now expected ...

Byron Dickson Funeral Draws Hundreds to Scranton

09.18.14 | Terry Diener

The 38 year-old father of two was shot last week outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove, PA. Police from across the country are expected to be at the service honoring this 7-year veteran of the State Police force. Meanwhile, the search for ...

PA State Police Name Suspect In Trooper Ambush

09.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

State Police say an intensive manhunt is under way for a man who expressed the desire to kill police in the past. Charges were filed against 31 year old Eric Matthew Frein of Monroe County, who is believed to be the sole shooter. State Police ...

Nik Wallenda To Tight Rope Walk In Chicago

09.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

And a couple of months after he did a tightrope walk across the Erie County, New York fair grounds, dare-devil, Nik Wallenda is ready for another big walk. This time, it's the windy city: Chicago. Wallenda will walk two city blocks, from the marina ...

Walmart Fined By NY For Overcharging Customers

09.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has agreed to pay $66,000 in penalties and other fees in a false advertising investigation after claims were made that Wal-Mart overcharged the nationwide sale of Coca-Cola products to customers in 117 stores across New ...

Bill In The Works In PA To Allow Teachers To Carry Guns

09.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Teachers and other school employees in Pennsylvania could carry guns at work under a bill that's before a state legislative committee. Sen. Donald White presented his proposal to the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. The Indiana County ...

New Study Shows Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Cause of Water Pollution

09.16.14 | Terry Diener

A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead. The study finds that eight hydraulically fractured wells in Pennsylvania and ...

PA Police Shooter Likely Had Firearms Training

09.16.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania State Police say the gunman who ambushed two troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through the military or law enforcement. Lt. Colonel George Bivens said Monday that ...

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